Bio - Kristina Martinez

Bio

     Since the minute Kristina stepped into Yolanda's Dance Studio in New Jersey at the age of 5, she knew dance was her ultimate passion. Throughout her journey she has been fortunate enough to train at some of the best performing arts schools all over the country. Kristina attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts where she was the Dance Department Representative and Musical Theater Assistant Choreographer. She then went on to receive her BA in World Arts and Cultures at UCLA where she also focused in Arts Education. Wanting to her take her knowledge of dance further, she continued her studies at the NYU Steinhardt School to receive her Master's Degree in Dance Education.

     Kristina has trained extensively with Dance Theater of Harlem, Alonzo King Contemporary Ballet, Alvin Ailey and Rennie Harris. She has worked with many commercial artists including: Jaime Foxx, T-Pain, Common, Whiz Khalifa, Tyga, Mally Mall, Carmen Electra and choreographed for Sky Blue of LMFAO. As a production assistant she worked on Gallim Dance’s production of Wonderland at the Joyce Theater under the direction of Andrea Miller. Kristina also joined forces with Svea Schneider in 2010 and co-founded KINEMATIK Dance Theater in 2011 where she served Director of Education from 2011-2013. Recently she has been Assistant Choreographer for the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers. She is currently a Program Specialist for GIRLS INC, running the Dance Program at the new Astoria location. 

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